University of Alaska PRESS

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270 pages, 7 x 10, 350 images

Format: paper

Price: $24.95

2010

Plants That We Eat

Nauriat Nigiñaqtuat

by Jones, Anore



Plants That We Eat is a handy, easy-to-use guide to the abundant edible plant life of northwestern Alaska. Drawing on centuries of knowledge that have kept the Iñupiat people healthy, the book uses photographs and descriptions to teach newcomers to the north how to recognize which plants are safe to eat.

As the only published guide to traditional plants used for subsistence by the Iñupiat, every aspect of plant identification, collection, storage, and preparation is covered and thoroughly illustrated. The plants are presented with drawings and photographs. The Iñupiaq plant name is provided along with the English name and its Latin species name, making this volume an essential contribution to northern ethnobotony.

Anore Jones first came to Alaska in 1957 and made her home and raised her family in the remote Kobuk Valley. She grew to love the seasons, the Inupiaq people, and their unique traditional foods: gathered from the land and sea, minimally processed, maximally healthy, and delicious.

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